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What's Wrong with the Porsche Boxster?

The Porsche Boxster has a total of 32 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (40%) followed by the electrical (15%) and the interior (6%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (1997–2004) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 3.21

How Boxster Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Boxster 2013–2016 5 0.69
2nd Gen Boxster 2005–2012 4 0.34
1st Gen Boxster 1997–2004 23 3.21

Worst Overall Boxster Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Boxster complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Boxster Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on